I got locked out running to the laundry room at 8pm with no shoes on no phone or keys. I asked my neighbors to call the landlord and she told them she wasn't coming. I had to sleep in the laundry room unaware of the time coming out once I heard people asking the time. At 5 in the morning I became late for work I then walked with no shoes to her house and sat for 2 hours until she came when she saw me all she said was "can I help you with something". I asked her to unlock my house she then got in her car drove to my house while I walked back she saw me hoping the gate to my apartments then said your doors unlocked. a hour later I went to work and was laid off.
You forgot your keys and you want to sue someone?
I don't think so.
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In every case, to have a legal basis for a lawsuit, the party suing must satisfy two fundamental elements. First - that you - the person suing - were "owed a duty" [usually referred to as Liability = that is the party you sue must have a duty of care that they owe to someone in your situation]. Second - that you have suffered legally recognizable injury [usually referred to as Damages].
You don't seem to have either of these fundamental prerequisites for a lawsuit.
In the unfortunate situation you describe there does not seem to be anyone who owes you a duty, and, while you suffered inconveniences and discomfort, there does not seem to be significant legally recognizable damages.
In future - should you find yourself unable to get to your job on time - it would be wise to call ahead of time and let your employer know you going to have to be delayed. In that way, you may avoid a similar problem with a future employer.
I hope this helps.
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